Program 2014

DATES AND FEES

The Argentinean Language and Culture Scholarship Program is designed for those students who wish to take part in a fast learning of the language, combined with social and cultural activities that allow them to practice it at the same time.
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The academic syllabus covers all the aspects of the language learning process (writing, reading, speaking and understanding) with special emphasis on the development of communicational skills on the part of the student. The objective is that the language acquisition can be further enhanced by its continuous use in real life situations and contexts.  This program includes 4 daily hours of group Spanish lessons and cultural classes (20 hours per week) during 3 weeks.  Spanish knowledge before you come is highly recommended.

RESIDENCIES

Living in student residencies allows you to share your stay with local and foreign students. There are different types of residencies: houses, apartments or hostel type.  You will have the chance to exchange ideas and information about the lifestyle and habits of other countries and cultures. Please let us know if friends of yours got into the Partial Scholarships so we can arrange the same room or residency.

Your experience will benefit since you will get to know not only the local culture but also the other countries and Argentine provinces where the other students come from.  This choice will increase your independence and social activity since you will meet many people and share parties and events.

IMPORTANT: 15 days before you leave home you will receive all your housing details by e-mail:
Complete address
Contact person
If available, pictures of the place

What does each PARTIAL scholarship include?

  • Orientation
  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Walking tour –  Historic Areas of CórdobaCabildo Histórico Manzana Jesuítica
  • A 3-week Intensive Full Spanish Cultural Immersion course
  • 4 hours of daily Spanish language and Cultural classes. (Monday/Friday) *
  • A program of 60 hours in total – covering Spanish language, culture classes, activities and current events
  • Accommodation in student residencies ( 2, 3 o 4 students depending the time of the year)
  • Walking tour in Córdoba CityLa Cañada
  • Visit to Museums:  Buen Pastor –  Palacio Ferreyra
  • Walking tour in Carlos Paz City (optional)
  • Walking Tour in Alta Gracia- (Estancia Jesuita and CHE Guevara Museum) (optional)
  • Visit to Archivo de la Memoria (Desaparecidos) -
  • Argentinean Wine tasting (optional)
  • Classes covering culture and current events
  • Mercosur and the Region
  • Perón, Evita, Che Guevara and other Argentineas personalities
  • History and immigration
  • History of Tango
  • El Gaucho
  • Literature of Argentina (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar)
  • Native life in Argentina and South America
  • Tourism and geography of Argentina and South America
  • Government
  • Economy of Argentina
  • Certification

24-hour emergency phone line. 
Cultural adaptation. (Cross Cultural Training Program) 
Folder containing a map of the city, workbook. 
Access to reading and reference books,  Hispanic song and dance classes, movies, etc. 
Free Internet Access, 
Free receipt of Faxes
, Free coffee, tea and spring water. 
All the Professors are graduated from the National University of Cordoba (U.N.C) 
Permanent information about excursions, films, sports, theater, concerts, etc.
 And on satisfactory participation in the course, a certificate of completion, listing the student’s level of Spanish, the duration of the course and the hours of study completed.

Students will be required to attend all program activities, including classroom instruction, cultural excursions. Absences will only be excused for medical reasons.

There are weekly tests and quizzes. A very important aspect of the program is the requirement that the students keep a daily journal written in their language of study. These journals are reviewed by language instructors on a daily basis and provide an important record of the students progress, whether they are mastering new vocabulary and more complex grammar and sentence structure. 

Students will receive 20 hours of language instruction a week, including an adaptation course and cultural classes (orientation and modeling real-life situations to facilitate students’ adaptation to new cultural environment), a corrective course of Spanish pronunciation, Spanish Grammar, Communicating in Spanish, Argentinean and South American Culture studies.

The courses will cover the following aspects:
Listening comprehension, phonetics and pronunciation
Conversation, reading, writing
Vocabulary building and lexical practice 
Grammar 
Stylistics 
Argentinean Cultural Studies 
South American Cultural Studies.
Students will also participate in a variety of cultural enrichment lectures and activities. These activities are an essential component of the language acquisition process and attendance is mandatory.
This intensive course provides a solid foundation in both grammar and practical conversation skills. The course meets for four hours daily, five days a week, for 3 weeks. Peer helpers provide additional practice hours in the afternoon, on location or during the weekly excursions to cultural and historical sites of the region. Seminars, films, participation in local cultural events are part of the overall program.

 Students should improve their ability to communicate in Spanish from the isolated dialogue situations of the classroom, to the everyday realities of modern Argentinean life. They should be able to interact smoothly with their cultural environment. Students who attack their study program aggressively can learn up to 1000 new vocabulary items, turning an average student vocabulary of essential items into the fluent working vocabulary of a functional adult speaker. Furthermore, students will have a deep exposure to Argentinean culture. Spanish knowledge for the program is highly recommended.  * For those students that have requested group classes and there is no group with the same level as the interested person, a reduction of hours will be done to compensate group classes with the corresponding proportional individual classes.  Please check out the Public Holidays in Argentina (you will not have classes in those days)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Argentina

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At the moment there are only PARTIAL scholarships in Córdoba city and only available for the months of  January, February, June, July and August with a duration of 3 weeks each program.  The total costs of participation with the Partial Scholarship is  U$S 540 (US Dollars) and includes: Spanish and cultural courses, accommodation, school activities, study material, certification, administrative and registration fees, tax and civil liability and medical emergency insurance.

The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Brazil, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, UK and countries part of the European Union.

Students are responsible to pay for their airline tickets, health insurance, meals and cost of living.

Payment of the Partial Scholarships: The U$S 540  or its Euro  equivalent and it is payable in cash directly in Córdoba at the school during the first week of classes.

Spending money: You should think about U$S 8 a day for meals and general cost of living, you can low the cost of living especially because you can cook at the residency and by food at the city market. Remember that air ticket could be very expensive to travel to Argentina, take your time to find out the best deals but don´t wait too much.

BEFORE FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE PROGRAM AND ALSO YOU MUST CONSIDER THE AIR FARE COST TO TRAVEL TO ARGENTINA AND THE FEE OF PARTICIPATION (u$s 540)

The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Brazil, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, UK and countries part of the European Union.

For those students that have requested group classes and there is no group with the same level as the interested person, a reduction of hours will be done to compensate group classes with the corresponding proportional individual classes.

SPANISH & CULTURAL PROGRAM DATES – 2014

Program N° 1 runs from: Monday, 30 JUNE to Friday, 18 JULY- 2014

Program N° 2 runs from: Monday, 21 JULY to Friday, 8 AUGUST- 2014

You can only apply for one 3-week program; you must complete the application form with the dates selected.

IMPORTANT: We do not do airport or bus station pick-up service.  You can do it yourself, it is easy and safe. You will receive all the information about it.

For those students that have requested group classes and there is no group with the same level as the interested person, a reduction of hours will be done to compensate group classes with the corresponding proportional individual classes.

Application form now available